Tuesday, 13 March 2012

ABC Wednesday, I for Israel

Last week I went away for a short holiday to Israel, where I am staying at a lodge belonging to Dina's neighbour. Dina met me at the airport and we are going to see first the surroundings and lateron Jerusalem. All photos are not mine as I haven't got the chance to file them in my library yet.
Wikipedia says:"The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, and Egypt and the Gaza Strip on the southwest, and it contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel is defined as a Jewish and Democratic State in its Basic Laws and is the world's only Jewish-majority state.

Following the 1947 United Nations plan to partition Palestine, on 14 May 1948 David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization and president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared Israel a state independent from the British Mandate for Palestine."

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with I.

I shan't be able to answer comments until the 23rd or 24th March because of this holiday in Israel. We shall be in northern Israel this week and there will be no time to work on the computer. So dear friends I hope you'll excuse me for the time being. My posts are scheduled.

Israël foto's
Deze foto van Israël This photo of Tel Aviv is provided by TripAdvisorIsraël foto's
Deze foto van Israël ( This photo of Capernaum is provided by TripAdvisor)


Leslie: said...

Lucky you! I hope you have a fabulous time in Israel.

abcw team

anthonynorth said...

A beautiful place. Enjoy your break.

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful trip, Wil! I know you and Dina will have a wonderful time! I look forward to hearing more! Enjoy!!


Vagabonde said...

What an exciting trip – we’ll be waiting to see your photos and hear all about it. Have a great time!

Arkansas Patti said...

What a wonderful opportunity to visit the Holy Lands and to see a country so important in world affairs.
Looking forward to your account.

Indrani said...

Have a great holiday.:)
I will be holidaying in Netherlands in the first week of April.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» hopes that you are having a splendid time visiting Dina!

Genie said...

Oh, to be able to take a trip to Israel...what a wonderful and thrilling trip to be take. I know you are having a wonderful time. Your photos are excellent. Keep shooting and when you have time share some more of your work with us. genie

Kay said...

I'm so excited that you're getting to meet Dina. She is just the nicest, smartest, sweetest person. I know you're going to have a ton of fun together.

Cloudia said...

Shalom & Thank You for bringing us along, WIL!

Aloha from Waikiki
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Anya said...

Wat een prachtig land om te bezoeken
ik hoop dat U heeft genoten :)

Dianne said...

Hi Wil ... What a wonderful opportunity to meet up with a blogger friend and to see a little of this beautiful country . So much culture and history and a place I have always wanted to visit. I look forward to seeing and reading more about your visit ... In the mean time just enjoy and soak up the atmosphere of this amazing land.

Marie said...

I know you had an amazing time, Wil!

chubskulit said...

It must be nice to set foot in Jerusalem.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Vicki Lane said...

So much history . . . thanks for the wonderful pictures, Wil!

Emille said...

How nice you had a contact in Israel -I always like to get the view of someone who lives in the country I visit:)
Damascus, I immediately think of Paul! I'm sure you have loads of stories and impressions!